Sleep solutions for:
Early morning wake ups
Short naps or no naps
Transitioning from crib to bed
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💙According to the CDC, adequate sleep improves concentration and academic performance.
❌Children who do not get enough sleep are more likely to have attention and behavior issues which can lead to poor academic performance.
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I loved watching this mama gain confidence in her ability to help her child sleep over our week together!
Read her full review below:
"When I reached out to Mallory for help I was tired and very depressed. I was sleeping on a cot in my son's nursery, waking up to his cries every two hours, sometimes every ninety minutes. I literally dreaded the nights. Every night was a chaotic disaster which included seven wake-ups and seven nursing sessions from sun up to sun down. Mallory listened to my needs and created a customized plan for me. She is very attentive, detailed, and reliable. She's an excellent listener and she always made me feel like a priority. I worked with her for seven days and I can honestly say my quality of life is so much better. My son is well-rested and is a happier baby. We have a schedule and we are thriving. Mallory provided me with an invaluable education and set me up for success. I am extremely grateful and would recommend her to any parents who desire better sleep for themselves and their children."
CAN YOU BELIEVE SUMMER'S ALMOST OVER?
Schedules tend to get more flexible during the summer but now is the time to get back on track!
Here are some quick back-to-school sleep tips:
1. Start moving that bedtime earlier NOW! Don't wait until a night or two before school starts to try to implement an earlier bedtime. Start moving it back by 10 minutes every night until you reach the desired bedtime.
2. Invest in blackout curtains. Early bedtimes can be a struggle when your little one is aware that it's not dark outside.
3. Turn off electronics at least one hour before bed. Blue light from screens disrupts melatonin production.
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All babies have sleepy cues. These are signs that your baby is getting sleepy BEFORE they start crying. Some examples of sleepy cues include: pulling on ears, rubbing eyes, zoning out, turning head side to side, and yawning.
If you miss these cues, one of two things will likely happen. Your child will become very fussy and hard to soothe or they will become hyperactive because they have gotten their “second wind.” Both scenarios make sleep more difficult.
If you think your child doesn’t have any sleepy cues, I challenge you to look for them at times when you might be busy.
🌙Maybe they are yawning every night while you are cooking dinner.
🌙Maybe they are completely zoned out in front of the TV while you are doing the dishes.
🌙Maybe they are rubbing their eyes on an evening walk.
When you notice the cues, get your little one to bed as quickly as possible!
Determining your baby's adjusted age gives you a more accurate idea of when they should reach common developmental milestones. Adjusted age is their chronological age minus the number of weeks they were born early.
Your baby should reach their first sleep milestones around 8 weeks.
✨Night sleep becomes more organized
✨Day and night confusion starts to end
If your baby was born early, you should see this milestone reached when they are around an adjusted age of 8 weeks.
BED SHARING VS ROOM SHARING
⭐️Bed sharing – Parent and baby sleep on the same surface.
⭐️Room sharing – Parent and baby sleep on different surfaces in the same room. For example, baby sleeps in a crib, bassinet, portable crib, etc. in the parent’s bedroom.
❗️Bed sharing is never recommended for infants due increased risk of suffocation, strangulation, and SIDS.❗️
💙The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room sharing for at least the first 6 months. Room sharing provides easy access for feeding and soothing in the early months of life without the risks that are associated with bed sharing.💙
Stuck in a pattern of bed sharing and not sure how to get out of it? Let me help. Book a free 15 minute call to learn more. www.cradleandcrib.com/contact
I’m Mallory, certified child sleep consultant and owner of Cradle + Crib.
I thought I’d share a little about why I’m uniquely qualified to offer sleep solutions for your little one.
🌙I earned my child sleep consultant certification from the Family Sleep Institute which required 250+ hours of coursework
🌙Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arkansas
🌙Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
🌙I spent several years coaching parents for a state health department
🌙I’ve completed countless hours of continuing education on a variety of child development topics
🌙I’ve completed 22 hours of infant mental health training
When you choose to work with me as your sleep consultant, you are taking the guesswork out of nighttime battles and ensuring you have the knowledge and support you need to get your little one sleeping peacefully.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
💙4 out of 5 moms will experience the baby blues during the first 2 weeks after giving birth.
💙1 out of 7 moms will experience postpartum depression during the first year of their baby’s life.
The good news is that the baby blues go away within two weeks and postpartum depression is treatable with the right medical attention. Ask for help. Tell someone how you’re feeling. And remember, you’re not alone.
Check out https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/postpartum-depression.aspx for more info about postpartum depression and how to get help.
SLEEP MYTH MONDAY
"Melatonin can be a substitute for healthy sleep habits."
I'm sure you've heard people suggest using over the counter melatonin to solve sleep issues in children. But it's important to know that melatonin should not be used as a substitute for healthy sleep habits.
Check out my blog for some facts about using melatonin as a sleep aid.
Melatonin: What You Should Know. — Cradle + Crib I know you’ve heard it… “ Just give them melatonin before bed. It will help them fall asleep! ” This is usually a response to the age-old saying “ I’ve tried EVERYTHING and they still won’t sleep!” But have you really tried everything? Or are you considering using melatonin bec...
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
Have you searched the internet, mommy groups, books, and social media for answers to your child's sleep issues?
There's a lot of generic advice out there about sleep. But sometimes you need more than that. You need someone to hear you out. You need someone who understands what your comfortable with. You need someone to give you a plan based on YOUR child's needs.
Custom sleep plans are written with you and your child in mind.
All plans are 10% off until Mother's Day! Don't miss out!
MOTHER'S DAY SALE!
A Newborn Sleep Package would make a PERFECT Mother's Day gift for a pregnant mom or a mom of a baby less than 4 months old! This package includes a 1 hour video/phone consultation, a comprehensive guide on how to start a baby off with healthy sleep habits, nursery assessment, and safe sleep guidelines.
AND THE BEST PART? It's less than $100 if you buy before Sunday!
SLEEP FACT FRIDAY
Could screen time be affecting your child's sleep?
Melatonin is a hormone that our bodies naturally produce that makes us sleepy. Blue light suppresses production of melatonin.
Blue light from the sun and other sources helps our bodies know that it is time to be awake during the day. But our bodies get mixed signals when the sun sets and we are still getting blue light exposure from screens.
So how can you help your child get better sleep?
1. Turn screens off AT LEAST one hour before bed.
2. Turn on "night mode" on your devices to reduce blue light exposure during the evening.
3. Make your child's bedroom a device-free zone.
4. Get outside in the evenings so that your child's body gets cues from the sun to produce melatonin.
SLEEP MYTH MONDAY
"Keep them up during the day so they will be really tired at night."
This is something I was guilty of saying before I became a sleep consultant. It seems logical right? Wrong.
Babies and toddlers NEED naps during the day. When they get too little day sleep, cortisol (a stress hormone) builds up in their body. This will cause them to actually have a harder time falling asleep at night and it can lead to night wakings or early morning wake ups.
Have you been keeping your child awake during the day to try to get better sleep at night? Good night sleep is possible without sacrificing naps.
Schedule a free 15 minute call to discuss what sleep package is a good fit for your family under the "contact" section on my website.
A nap pattern usually starts to develop around 4 months. Babies this age typically start taking 3 consistent naps per day.
Around 8 months they drop their late afternoon nap.
Around 15 months they transition to taking one mid-day nap. This nap usually sticks around until they are school-aged.
NAPS ARE IMPORTANT! Not getting the right amount of sleep during the day can impact your child's mood and disrupt their nighttime sleep.
Want to get your child's naps on track? Let's chat.
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